When I think of diners, I think of New Jersey, where I grew up with them, and excess. Brownstone Diner & Pancake Factory in Jersey City is no exception. The menu is loaded with options, including all the usual diner menu suspects — breakfast food, chicken in a basket, burgers. There's something to satisfy everyone.
The one non-diner-like thing about Brownstone (which has been featured on the Food Network) was the friendly service. A manager even came around to ask how everything was. I can't help but expect a little gruffness with a diner meal. But. Brownstone manages to live up to the best of diner expectations.